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Olive oil and health

An important part of a balanced diet, olive oil is a source of well-being and enjoyment for those who consume it regularly.

Rich in oleic acid (monounsaturated fatty acid), this nectar also contains other oxidants (vitamin E, phytoserols, carotenoids and phenolic compounds) that help prevent some illnesses and produce health benefits.

In addition to helping prevent cardiovascular illnesses and controlling blood pressure, olive oil helps reduce cholesterol levels in the blood and reduces so- called bad cholesterol (LDL).

Daily consumption of olive oil as part of a varied and balanced diet aids in digestion, alleviates constipation, keeps bones healthy and is also recommended for diabetics. Because it contains oleic acid, olive oil should also be used in children’s diets to aid in their development.

Despite all of these benefits, we should keep in mind that olive oil is a fat and should therefore be used moderately in our diet.